Fresh collections from two top decorators offer new ways to bring the cowboy classic home.
In collaboration with the luxury tile manufacturer New Ravenna, New York-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff has created a colorful collection of bandana-themed stone mosaic tiles. “What inspired this collection was the idea of turning an iconic American casual textile into a luxury surface,” she says. “I loved the idea of creating a tile that was classic American and not your typical Italian, Portuguese, or Delft.” Available in six colors, the tiles feature a traditional paisley pattern on a honed background, giving them the look of a vintage cloth that has been softened over time. Suitable for walls and floors both inside and out, the tiles can be installed in a variety of ways, from a kitchen backsplash to a bathroom floor. “The sky’s the limit,” says Bikoff. And for those who can’t seem to pick a favorite color, the designer has a brilliant suggestion: “Mix them all together into a patchwork bandana!” Price upon request.
Good on Paper
When Max Humphrey’s client suggested a bandana-patterned wallpaper for her powder room about a year ago, the Oregon-based interior designer — and author of the forthcoming Modern Americana (Gibbs Smith, April 6) — realized no such thing existed. So he decided to create it himself. Inspired by the vintage bandanas he collects (“I grab a few any time I spot them vintage shopping,” he says), Humphrey designed a made-in-the-USA wallpaper collection available in white and blue colorways. “I’ve already used both the colors in my own house, as well as a hotel project I’m working on,” he says. Humphrey also notes the wallpaper’s versatility. “Bandana pattern can be seen in high fashion and street fashion, so it can be used in formal or informal decor settings depending on the mood of the home,” he says. “I can see the paper being used in a kids room or above the wainscot in a dining room. It can go coastal, or it can go more country.” Next up for the collection: a coming-soon horseshoe pattern. $185 per roll.
Photography: Courtesy New Ravenna, Christopher Dibble/christopherdibble.com
From our February/March 2021 issue.